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by 0 · about 16 hours ago

I'm looking to eat healthier meat, so I'm trying to sub the chicken from my diet with frozen cod. I would prefer to eat free-range organic chicken, but it's prohibitively expensive.Basically I'm looking for a fish source that's as healthy (with... (more)

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andrew 0 · September 22, 2014 at 6:48 PM

I don;t know where you are, but herring, mackerel, dover sole, flounder, plaice, cod, halibut etc are all brilliant and delicious. I don't think it is possible to overeat fish so enjoy! And don't forget to eat some shellfish - super healthy too. (more)

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by 75 · September 29, 2014 at 4:07 AM

I have a question about the process of eliminating foods from the diet and the symptoms caused by this. I'm not strictly talking about the change from a non-paleo to a paleo diet, but more generally, such as removing any combination of gluten,... (more)

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paleot 0 · April 11, 2014 at 12:16 AM

I hear a lot of the nonsense talk when you mention "toxins." Going into the Paleo diet, I had a viral (highest count the doctor had seen) + bacterial (mrsa + staph) + fungal infection going on for a few months that almost killed me. I'm... (more)

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by 0 · about 16 hours ago

What can I do to get rid of toxins?

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thhq 0 · September 30, 2013 at 11:29 PM

If your waistline is too large - above 35" for men or 30" for women - metabolic and CV disorders become much more common. Here's a typical population study, and a clinical article: ... (more)

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by 583 · about 16 hours ago

I've been making a lot of smoothies lately and just got a high-powered VitaMix blender known to be able to completely pulverize the seeds and skins in common fruits and veggies. Now good old Ray Peat has me worried again. I'm not about to... (more)

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Sabertooth 0 · September 10, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Berry seeds are fairly difficult to grind, even with a primitive mortar and pestle, but I'm unsure how harmful the toxins would be. Generally, the indigenous peoples of North America ate a very widely varied diet (150+ varieties of... (more)

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by 45 · about 16 hours ago

Hi Guys, I wanted to know if there is ANY chance of beta-carotene from plant sources? I eat about 2 sweet potatoes, plus carrots per day. Everything I've seen on this seems to say there's no problem with this as any excess beta-carotene is... (more)

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ccorradino 0 · August 16, 2013 at 8:31 PM

Look in the mirror. If your nose is turning orange, put down that carrot. As a small child, a family member used to eat so many carrots she'd have this problem.

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by 181 · about 16 hours ago

Now that I have your attention. This lady seems to have an awful lot to say about this, and not good things either. It's a bit of a twist on the 'dark chocolate is healthy'... (more)

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Psyence 0 · August 16, 2013 at 2:28 PM

"With all that being said, I???m not saying that you should never indulge in raw cacao or chocolate." Just don't eat whole chocolate bars every day. "In my personal experience, it does not matter if it is organic processed chocolate, dark... (more)

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by 98 · about 16 hours ago

It is already known that nightshades contain potent toxins such as glycoalkaloids (solanine, capsaicin, etc.). However, these toxins for most people are relatively benign, and with proper preparation, can be part of a healthy Paleo diet when... (more)

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Andy_16 0 · August 16, 2013 at 5:57 PM

They are not necessarily unsafe to eat, but some people tend to have a higher sensitivity to nightshades (ie. people with autoimmune conditions). For me, green peppers do not make me feel very good. Indigestion and then they do not get digested... (more)

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by 215 · September 29, 2014 at 4:00 AM

I made a smoothie and I was going to put vannila extract in but I accidentally put in almond extract made with bitter almond oil, I realized it was almond extract and got most of it out with a spoon before I blended it but there was still a bit in... (more)

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AxialGentleman 0 · July 28, 2013 at 4:39 PM

You should probably not take the advice of random internet strangers on this one. Either search google for a reliable source or call poison control. And I'd suggest being conservative here. That is, if some reasonable sounding sources say it's... (more)

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by 161 · about 16 hours ago

I have been trying to shed some pounds of fat, switched up my diet to a more VLC type diet. Anyways cycling performance and hockey performance and sleep has all been great. I got up today, had a bit of green tea and when I tried to do my... (more)

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Michael_1 0 · June 08, 2013 at 10:12 PM

Sounds like you need to up your post-workout carbs. At least give it a shot and see if it helps.

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by 384 · about 16 hours ago

So I've been doing more research recently into Lentils and Quinoa for two reasons: I am trying to live a more financially ethical lifestyle and have been trying to spend no more than $30/week on food for myself. I like the taste of them. I... (more)

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RK 0 · May 12, 2013 at 12:21 PM

I don't have hard data for you, but maybe one of these rabbit trails will lead you to it... Personally I find the debate of legumes versus non-legumes fascinating. One the paleo side you have the "legumes are full of anti-nutrients" position. ... (more)

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by 0 · about 16 hours ago

Just wondering if anyone has any experience with this. Like a lot of people before paleo I had a bunch of problems like fatigue and muscle pains. After going paleo most things have improved but I keep getting cramps and spasms in the same small... (more)

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by 915 · about 16 hours ago

I live in the U.K, i have been filtering our water for about a year & it does taste a lot better, if i have tap water i can taste & smell Chlorine in it. We are a big family of eight & its a bit of a pain in the ass filtering if i'm... (more)

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Lumifer_1 0 · March 27, 2013 at 9:23 PM

There are many ways to filter water -- depends on what you want to get rid of. Brita filters are just activated charcoal, they're good at getting organic stuff out of the water but (AFAIK) don't do anything for metals and such. I think the most... (more)

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by 2904 · September 25, 2014 at 3:56 AM

My favorite show on TV right now is called My Strange Addiction. Screwed up people on the show eat all manners of stuff that nobody should eat like: nail polish, deodorant and plastic cocktail swords. One would think that eating a stick of... (more)

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by 70 · about 16 hours ago

Question - has anyone ever used the filter pitchers made by Clearly Filtered? http://www.clearlyfiltered.com According to their site, the $45 pitcher can remove 90% of fluoride and other toxins for up to 200 gal. I emailed them and they would not... (more)

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by 788 · about 16 hours ago

Keep in mind that this question is going off the assumption that PUFA is something to limit. Perfect Health Diet and Ray Peat wrote about this I believe. So, is PUFA the only bad thing about chicken? Assuming this is true then chicken breasts and... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · February 03, 2013 at 2:02 AM

Nothing wrong with chicken or a bit of PUFA. Just don't live on chicken alone and all is well.

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by 915 · about 16 hours ago

Hey all, im looking at buying some stainless steel tiffin lunch boxes for my children rather than the toxic crap that they have used in the past. I have seen a lot of info from sellers regarding the quality of their steel,(non leaching/nickel... (more)

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barefooter 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

I'm not sure about the quality of the steel, but we've been using PlanetBox and we love it! Easy to clean, easy to pack, big enough for kids' lunches, light weight and cool looking :) Check out their website for "quality" information.

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by 571 · about 16 hours ago

I'm having trouble understanding why everyone is pretty cool with eating fish. I dislike any type of fish/seafood, so regardless, I won't be eating it, but I'm very curious. Is mercury really not an issue? What about all the other toxic chemicals... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · December 31, 2012 at 4:15 AM

Selenium protects against mercury toxicity from my understanding. Also, dolphins eat exclusively seafood and are mammals like us but don't get mercury poisoning. The levels of mercury in the ocean are basically naturally occurring and aside from... (more)

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by 2341 · about 16 hours ago

my roomate has the place lit up right now...I feel like i'm slowly suffocating in a box of Fruit Loops.

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MM_4 0 · November 29, 2012 at 10:46 AM

The problem is with paraffin wax candles, like some here already mentioned, they give off toxic fumes, south carolina state university (you can find the test results online) has done some tests on it, they found that the carcinogens when burning... (more)

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by 10 · September 25, 2014 at 3:47 AM

I have the opportunity to make a presentation for my college class on toxicity. Most likely none of the student know what true health is. I am going to talk to them about toxic house hold products, personal care products, water, medication, food... (more)

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Maria_E_ 0 · November 05, 2012 at 6:51 PM

For me, it was weight loss. After years of toxic eating and horrible eating habits during college, I had gained over 15 kg and was feeling terrible about myself. Little did I know, that all of my GI problems (GERD, Gastritis, gas, etc) and extreme... (more)

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by 15400 · about 16 hours ago

I made chicken broth with the whole chicken and when I was eating the broth I felt it tasted very strange. I stopped eating it, but I had some meat and at least a half a cup of broth. When I started to separate the bones in the pot, I found some... (more)

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Rea 0 · October 29, 2012 at 3:29 PM

We live in a world of plastic and unfortunately people end up eating loads of the stuff! How many times have I seen people microwave the hell out of something wrapped in plastic wrap or in some other soft plastic container.... and suffered no... (more)

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by 78407 · about 16 hours ago

I know that the site and the article hosted there may not look very serious, but let's just omit the form and get straight to the subject: http://www.biblelife.org/carbs.htm What do you think? I'm asking community because I would like to translate... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · October 14, 2012 at 2:41 AM

Carbohydrates are not inherently evil. It's the type of carb that causes problems. This is unscientific propaganda.

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by 270 · about 16 hours ago

I started doing Paleo in order to increase my energy and to prevent my PCOS from turning into diabetes, not to lose weight. But I've noticed that a lot of folks around here lose weight without trying to. I'm worried that if I lose weight, toxins... (more)

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Melissa_12 0 · October 12, 2012 at 12:55 AM

I started while breastfeeding, and dropped a bit of weight, but not a lot....I too have PCOS, and noticed more, that within a week that my milk production increased, and it wasn't bad to begin with.....I have read that you do detox a bit, but I... (more)

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by 158 · about 16 hours ago

I am trying out a modified "Bulletproof Executive" style Intermittent Fast using coffee and coconut oil (about 3 to 4 cups of coffee with 1 to 2 tablespoons of coconut oil a day until 2pm) followed by a paleo friendly meal around 6pm. I have also... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · October 11, 2012 at 10:40 AM

It was probably a fluke that just happen to coincide with your fast.

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by 224 · about 16 hours ago

My diet currently consists of mainly eggs, meat, and fish for protein and fat... carbs from sweet potato, pumpkin, and squashes... I also drink bone broth everyday. Although this diet gives me incredible energy, I have had problems with... (more)

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raydawg 0 · December 16, 2012 at 12:44 PM

The only real superfood I bother with is liver. From grassfed animals. 2nd choice is pastured egg yolks. Kale and broccoli come in 3rd place. Not sure what's in this Boku powder, but it's not food, but rather a processed product. I'm not... (more)

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by 47 · about 16 hours ago

Which one is better in terms of omega 3, toxins, nutrients, price? Wild Alaskan Keta salmon canned with bpa or wild Alaskan Pollock preserved with salt

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Pecan 0 · March 02, 2013 at 12:28 PM

Pollock and white fish in general are low in fat and omega-3. The canned salmon would be higher in omega-3. However both contain unique nutrients. I would go for the pollock personally, just 'cause I like fresh fish and (like the other person... (more)